Chicago Elections Website Security Breach

More than 1.7 million registered voters have personal information disclosed

Forensicon just uncovered and reported a massive security breach at the Chicago Board of Election’s website http://www.chicagoelections.com. The last time this happened was back in 2006 when past and present Chairman of the Board of Elections ordered a computer forensics audit, yet here we are again with another major breach of voters’ personal information. Read More…

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Chicago Tribune – Chicago election site exposes personal information

11/13/2012 – Chicago election board officials confirmed Tuesday that sensitive personal information for about 1,200 people was exposed online but denied allegations by a computer security firm that the breach was much broader. Full Article…

What Should You Do If Your Information Was Accessible?

Voters and election judges who are informed that their personal information was publicly accessible should immediately take these steps. Read More…

Previous Stories:

11/16/2012 SC Magazine – Chicago Board of Elections site exposes job applicant info

11/7/2012 Chicago Sun-Times – High traffic crashed elections site

3/5/2007 ABC News – Election chairman faces accusations of conflict of interest

1/23/2007 Computer World – Chicago Elections Board sued over data breach

10/24/2006 Chicago Tribune – Voter security glitch fixed

10/23/2006  ABC News – Chicago voter database hacked

10/23/2006 The BRAD BLOG – Chicago’s online voter registration database discovered vulnerable to hackers